33 Drool-worthy enchilada recipes for easy dinners all week long

Dive into Mexican cuisine, and get a taste for enchiladas. There are so many ways to make them tasty and interesting for your family.

Whoever decided to take a tortilla, roll it up around a tasty meat or vegetable filling, slather it in enchilada sauce and top it with cheese was a genius. We love this delicious and hearty meal, which comes together when you add just a big salad on the side.

1. Best chicken enchiladas recipe

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Ali calls these the best chicken enchiladas, and we can see why. Make sure to make her homemade enchilada sauce for best results.

2. Slow cooker vegetarian quinoa enchiladas recipe

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Feeding vegetarians but still need to keep the carnivores happy? These slow cooker vegetarian quinoa enchiladas are hearty enough for both.

3. Creamy spinach and cheese green chile enchiladas recipe

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How luscious do these creamy spinach and cheese green chile enchiladas look?

4. Spicy breakfast enchiladas recipe

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We would never be opposed to starting our day with a batch of these spicy breakfast enchiladas.

5. Cheesy zucchini enchiladas recipe

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This is a recipe to save for when the massive zucchini harvest comes this summer — make cheesy zucchini enchiladas.

6. Avocado and black bean enchiladas recipe

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Avocados and black beans are the perfect filling for these avocado and black bean enchiladas, drizzled with sour cream goodness.

7. Beef enchiladas recipe

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These beef enchiladas make me just want to dive into this dish — great for bringing to parties and get-togethers.

8. Green chile chicken enchiladas recipe

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Super simple to make, these green chile chicken enchiladas get you out of a pinch when you need dinner on the table quick.

9. Butternut squash and black bean enchiladas recipe

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Squash offers a hearty filling to replace meat in these butternut squash and black bean enchiladas. Roasting the squash beforehand also adds great flavor and caramelization.

10. Creamy chicken enchiladas recipe

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Although these creamy chicken enchiladas look fattening, it’s a skinny recipe that tastes amazing! Give it a try the next time you’re watching your fat intake.

11. Sweet pulled pork enchiladas recipe

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Oh, how we love pulled pork, like in these amazing sweet pulled pork enchiladas topped with fresh avocado and tomatoes.

12. Easy chicken verde enchiladas recipe

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Make a double batch of these easy chicken verde enchiladas, and freeze one of the casseroles for a quick weeknight meal in the future.

13. Enchiladas zacatecanas recipe


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Classic in Mexico, these enchiladas zacatecanas are made with corn tortillas and perfect when served with pickled onions.

14. Buffalo chicken enchiladas recipe

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Your husband will love these Buffalo chicken enchiladas, especially if you drizzle them in a blue cheese sauce. How is that for delicious?

15. Turkey cranchiladas recipe

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We know Thanksgiving isn’t for long, but we’re totally loving these turkey cranchiladas, perfect for a lighter version of the classic enchiladas.

16. Avocado-black bean enchiladas recipe

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This enchilada recipe is perfect for the avocado lover or vegetarian in your life.

17. Creamy shrimp enchiladas recipe

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This creamy shrimp enchilada is perfect for a night in with your girlfriends or for just satisfying that seafood craving.

18. Chipotle shredded pork enchiladas recipe

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These chipotle shredded pork enchiladas are spicy but worth it.

19. White chicken enchiladas recipe

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These white chicken enchiladas are creamy and nutritious.

20. Zucchini-beef enchiladas recipe

zucchini beef enchilada

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The zucchini-beef enchilada is a great way to integrate vegetables into your meal.

21. Roasted Hatch chile and chicken enchiladas recipe

roasted hatch chile and chicken enchiladas

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Use flour tortillas for this roasted Hatch chile and chicken enchiladas recipe. They will absorb the flavors from the sauce, and the other parts will get crunchy.

22. Sweet potato and black bean enchiladas recipe

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These sweet potato and black bean enchiladas have no meat but contain all the flavors (if not more) any other enchilada would have.

23. Thai chicken enchiladas recipe

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Thai chicken enchiladas are sweet and tangy with a hint of spice. The peanuts on top are the perfect addition to any Thai dish.

24. Chicken enchilada pizza recipe

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Try enchiladas a different way with this chicken enchilada pizza. It combines two comfort food favorites — enchiladas and pizza — into one dish.

25. Veggie enchiladas with pumpkin enchilada sauce recipe

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This veggie enchilada dish with pumpkin enchilada sauce is gluten-free and perfect for anyone who loves pumpkins year-round.

26. Chicken-avocado enchiladas recipe

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The avocado sauce on top of these chicken enchiladas adds a flavorful kick.

27. Veggie enchiladas recipe

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These veggie enchiladas are grain-free and vegan. The ingredients are wrapped in a zucchini and topped with a nacho cheese and yogamole sauce.

28. Tater tot enchilada bake recipe

tater tot enchilada bake

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Combine one of your favorite childhood foods with enchiladas in this tater tot enchilada bake.

29. No-bake gluten-free vegetarian enchiladas recipe

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This vegetarian enchilada recipe is topped with carrot sofrito and does not require any baking.

30. Frenchiladas recipe


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Instead of the traditional tortilla, this enchilada uses crepes. You’re welcome.

31. Stacked roasted vegetable enchiladas recipe

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With these stacked roasted vegetable enchiladas, you won’t have to worry about the tortilla breaking.

32. Roasted shrimp enchiladas recipe

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The jalapeño sauce on these roasted shrimp enchiladas is the perfect combination of chipotle and jalapeño.

33. Vegan enchiladas with kale and mushrooms recipe

vegan enchiladas with kale and mushrooms

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These vegan enchiladas with kale and mushrooms are just as delicious, but without all the grease.

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More enchilada recipes

Enchilada soup
Slow-cooked green chili-chicken enchiladas
One-pot chicken enchilada pasta

Additional reporting by Alexi Velasquez


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